Broadband for the Rural North
= B4RN, a community-wide, co-operative, and collaborative initiative bringing hyperfast symmetric fibre optic broadband to homes and offices
URL = http://b4rn.org.uk/
"The purpose of the project is to take a new approach to the ownership, financial and deployment models used traditionally, and still proposed by, telecommunications companies. These models invariably leave rural areas outside of the scope of economic viability for the telecoms companies, and have helped to create the Digital Divide between rural and urban Britain."
B4RN has its roots in the rural areas around Lancaster, England.
Simon Grant has been connected through this network and was an active volunteer helping to create his local section (c. 2015).
- Community That Built Their Own Gigabit Fibre Network in Rural Lancashire (video)
- See more at: http://b4rn.org.uk/
- Guifi Net in Barcelona